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Author Jan Brett Visits Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School

30 March 2017 News


Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School received a visit from children’s book illustrator and author, Jan Brett. With over forty million books in print, she is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books. The local school won the visit after collecting over 8,000 different email addresses in a nationwide contest. There were three winners for the contest however, VACD came in, in the top spot.

The school was informed about the win last year. Since learning Brett would visit, students worked on making artwork to share with her. Students got to share their artwork when Brett made individual class visits following a school wide assembly.

Also during her visit, Brett shared her creative process for drawing and writing. Students and staff alike enjoyed her visit. Administration was especially pleased with the schools contest with and Brett’s visit as the school was not able to pay for an author visit due to budget cuts.


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